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If you love a warm, hot climate, then house sitting in Darwin, one of the Australia's most modern and multicultural cities is for you. The city is a favorite destination for anglers from around the world seeking to catch the barramundi. Off the coast of Darwin, blue-water fishing yields Spanish mackerel, snapper and Black Jewfish.

The Darwin Waterfront
The city's waterfront is where most of the action is. There are indoor and outdoor activities all year-round on the Darwin waterfront. You have lagoons for swimming and a beach with different waves for surfers. Or, you can sail, swim, fish and canoe on the recreational lagoon. Along the trails and pathways, you can walk, jog, bike or simply watch the spectacular sunset and drink in the sea views. The waterfront is lined with restaurants and shops, mansions, parklands and gardens.

Mindil Beach
Located near the central business district, Mindil Beach is famous for the Mindil Beach Sunset Market held every year from May to October. It's here that you can enjoy the city's different sights, sounds and tastes. Thai, Chinese, Indonesian and European cuisine plus others from Darwin's more than 50 nationalities are served in stalls along Mindil Beach. Stalls with arts and crafts, exhibitions, massage, singers and rock bands are part of the Mindil Beach experience.

Mindil Beach is also where you go for the Beer Can Regatta. Boats made out of empty beer and soft drink cans, and milk cartons enter into an anything-goes race. The event is livened up with other entertainment like concerts and a thong-throwing contest.

Bass in the Grass and Other Festivals
The Northern Territory's biggest music festival is held in Darwin's Botanic Gardens Amphitheater in May. The event features powerhouse bands to get people rocking under the stars. The Imparja Camel Cup in Alice Springs features up to fifteen camels in a race that's filled with confusion, surprises and laughter. There are also the Garma Festival and the Stone Country Festival in August, the Mahbilil Festival in September, the Darwin Cup Carnival and the Arafura Games to keep you occupied in Darwin throughout the year.

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